Regardless of how much you exercise it is really important to follow a healthy balanced diet which includes fruits and vegetables and can include snacks.
All foods can be part of a healthy balanced diet as there is no such thing as a bad or a good food, but some foods should be eaten less often than others and some more often.
If you learn healthy eating habits as a child you are more likely to eat well as an adult and be healthier. It is really important to eat a variety of foods and not to skip meals too.
Can you die from being overweight?
Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of developing a number of diseases including type 2 diabetes, as well as cancer and heart disease in later life, which may mean that you die at an earlier age.
Being overweight or obese can also affect your quality of life. Exercise and even walking and breathing can become more difficult and joints can become painful too.
Am I fat or just big boned?
Some people have bigger bones than others and a larger skeleton.
Because of this their bones weigh more and of course they will weigh more.
About The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF)
BNF is a charity and promotes healthy eating and provides information on diet and healthy eating in a number of ways.
It works with schools, colleges and universities to do this, as well as the food industry and Government.
As a charity BNF raises money from the food industry, government and a variety of other sources.